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"Things to Do this Summer" Bucket List

Wheather you are trying to beat the heat, find cover from the warm summer rain, spend as much time outside as possible to replenish your vit. D stock, or keep it educational, below is a summer bucket list that will assist you in planning out your family-time this summer. 

ZOO & AQUARIUM
New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue & West 8th Street Brooklyn, New York 11224
http://nyaquarium.com/
 
Long Island Aquarium
431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
http://www.longislandaquarium.com/
 
Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460
http://bronxzoo.com
 
Central Park Zoo
64th Street & 5th Avenue New York, NY 10065
http://centralparkzoo.com
 
Prospect Park Zoo
450 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11225
http://prospectparkzoo.com
 
Queens Zoo
53-51 111th Street Corona, New York 11368
http://queenszoo.com
 
Staten Island Zoo
614 Broadway (across the street from the Broadway YMCA), SINY, 10310.
http://www.statenislandzoo.org/
 
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
http://turtlebackzoo.com/
 
Long Island Animal Farm, Petting Zoo & Family Park
296 Wading River Rd Manorville NY 11949 
http://www.afpz.org/
 
 
 
 
AMUSEMENT PARK
Victorian Gardens Amusement Park – rides, games, entertainment and lots of fun
Central Park, enter at 59th Street and Sixth Avenue and walk north
http://www.victoriangardensnyc.com/
 
 
Adventure’s Park
1824 Shore Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11214
http://www.adventurerspark.com/index.php
 
 
Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
 
Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
The shores at Coney Island and Brighton Beach
1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
 
Adventure Land
2245 NY-110, Farmingdale, NY 11735
http://www.adventureland.us/
 
Land of Make Believe
354 Great Meadows Rd, Hope, NJ 07844
http://www.lomb.com/
 
 
 
OUTDOORS
Governor’s Island – mini golf, bike riding, art exhibitions, and water features; the ferry ride to get to the island is a fun adventure in itself
http://govisland.com/
 
Statue of Liberty – Finally pay a visit and get to climb the symbol of our liberty
http://www.statueoflibertytickets.com/
 
Trapeze School New York– take a trapeze lesson (ages 6 and up)
http://newyork.trapezeschool.com/
 
Jane's Carousel
Brooklyn Bridge Park
 
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, get ice cream at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (1 Water St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 nr. Old Fulton St.) and stop for pizza at Grimaldi's (1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
 
See Shakespeare in the Park
425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003
http://publictheater.org/en/programs--events/shakespeare-in-the-park/?SiteTheme=Shakespeare
 
Queens County Farm Museum – experience country life, feed the animals and see how food is grown
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
http://www.queensfarm.org/
 
Ride the row boats in Central Park
East Side of the Park between 74th and 75th Streets, Manhattan
http://www.centralparknyc.org/things-to-see-and-do/attractions/boating.html
 
Go crazy and Buy Toys in the Wholesale District
27th Street and Sixth Avenue
 
Fly a Kite
 
Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Queens Botanical Garden and the Narrows Botanical Garden
 
 
 
 
INDOORS
Go see the Gazillion Bubble Show! – who doesn’t love bubbles?!
340 West 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues
http://www.gazillionbubbleshow.com/
 
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop – build dolls, bears, stuffed animals, cars and Muppets
565 Fifth Avenue at 46th Street
http://www.buildabear.com/
 
 
Puppetworks
338 Sixth Avenue  (at 4th Street) Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://puppetworks.org/
 
 
The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center
58 Park Avenue at 38th Street
http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/playing_and_learning_center.html
 
 
 
MUSEUMS
 
New York Hall of Science - Preschool Place multisensory play area is a perfect introduction to this science spot
47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368
http://nysci.org/
 
 
 
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
550 Madison Avenue 56th Street and Madison Avenue , New York
http://www.sonywondertechlab.com/
 
 
 
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
http://lsc.org/
 
 
Brooklyn Children's Museum – explore, envision and play
145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11213
http://www.brooklynkids.org/
 
 
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
http://www.licm.org/
 
 
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
http://sichildrensmuseum.org/
 
 
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 at 46th Street and the Hudson River
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/
 
 
Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St. New York, NY 10014
http://cmany.org/
 
 
Children Museum of Manhattan – learn, explore, and go crazy!
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024
http://www.cmom.org/
 
 
Museum of Mathematics - Ride the crazy three-wheeled trike
11 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
http://momath.org/
 
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
http://www.amnh.org
 
 
Queens County Farm Museum – experience country life, feed the animals and see how food is grown
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
http://www.queensfarm.org/
 
 
New York Transit Museum – check out the money train, climb inside authentic vintage subway carts and buses; Located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights
http://web.mta.info/mta/museum/
 
 
 
 
 
WHEN IN PENNSYLVANIA
 
 
Dorney’s Park
3830 Dorney Park Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
https://www.dorneypark.com/
 
 
Crayola Factory
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042
http://www.crayolaexperience.com/
 
 
Hershey Park
100 W Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
http://www.hersheypark.com/
 
 
Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E. Lancaster, PA 17602
https://www.dutchwonderland.com/
 
 
Knoebels Amusement Resort
391 Knoebels Boulevard, Elysburg, PA 17824
http://www.knoebels.com/
 
 
Balloon Rides Daily by The U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team
2737 Old Philadelphia Pike Bird in Hand, PA 17505
http://www.ushotairballoon.com/
 
 
Claws n Paws Animal Park
1475 Ledgedale Rd, Lake Ariel, PA 18436
http://clawsnpaws.com/
 
 
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047
http://sesameplace.com/en/langhorne/